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nationals fans, the wait is over. your team is in the playoffs. >> this morning a reason to rock the red as you get ready to head for work. and gadget fans line up as apple's new iphone 5 just hours away from a u.s. release. >> good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this friday, september 21st, 2012. 5:00 a.m., 62 degrees. another beautiful start. cool, low humidity. i could get used to this weather. >> keep it like this all the time. chuck bell is here. >> sure. >> fall comes tomorrow, right? >> i'll just copy and paste the forecast tomorrow. >> could you, please. all the way through march. >> and you are absolutely right. fall does begin tomorrow. the autumn equiknox arrives tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m. that will be the beginning of meteorological autumn.
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i should say astronomical autumn. most temperatures back in the 50s to near 60 in town and bayside. no real cold air anywhere too close to us. we'll be mild today with temperatures back in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees for a time today. plenty of sunshine as well. this next area of low pressure up here across the great lakes, that will bring us our next chance for rain tomorrow. so be ready for it. it also contains some stronger thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. today no complaint. off to work and school. mostly sunny. a beautiful start today, 59 to 62 now. will warm into the mid and upper 70s by noontime. lunch, outdoor recess as danella likes. for your drive on home for work and school this afternoon, sunny and mild. temperatures upper 70s to low 80s. a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy it for today. temperatures on your friday morning are in the chilly 50s and low 60s. danella? >> chuck, that was my favorite subject. don't tell the kiddies. i know it's not a real subject.
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if you're traveling i-95 northbound at route 17, still seeing the paving operation taking place. it is blocking the right side. it is scheduled to be completed within minutes. still seeing delays. just be aware of that as you make your way between 3 and route 17. just a bit slow in virginia. let's head over to i-66. not seeing delays there. we'll give you a live look as you make your way past sudley. nice and clear eastbound and westbound as well. as you make your way inside the beltway, i-66 clear as well. here's a live look at spout run parkway, no issues to report. as you make your way from the 495 to gw parkway, you're at 61 miles per hour. just about a half hour. eun, back over to you. it's about almost 80 years, but this year washingtonians will finally get to see playoff baseball. >> the ins fanationals fans, yo over. your team is in the playoffs. >> got to love it. the nationals beat the dodgers
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4-1 to clinch the franchise's first berth. the man who has been here since day one started the scoring. ryan zimmerman drove in bryce harper, and it got going from there. manager davie johnson hopes it's just the beginning. >> what's the big deal? it's fun, but that's not what i had my eye on. it's a nice step to get here. every manager that's leading the division, that's the only thing that matters, winning your division. >> after seven seasons of struggling, playing in october sure is sweet for the nationals. and news 4's megan mcgrath is live outside nationals park. so exciting, megan. >> reporter: so exciting for nats fans. the nationals in postseason play. you can see they still have the lights on, still doing a little cleanup. the nats clinched it last night with their win over the dodgers. it's the first time in
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postseason play for this franchise, first time in 79 years for a washington team. the last time it happened was back in 1933 with the senators. and so the buzz today, of course, is going to be how do i get my hands on some of these postseason tickets? it's going to happen for the general public beginning at 10:00 this morning. that's when the tickets are going to go on sale. and it's first come, first served. they have a limited number of tickets. so we're expecting them to go very, very fast. i pulled up the website here to give you an idea of what some of these tickets are going to be going for. the lexus president's seats, $400 a ticket for the tiebreaker game. there are more affordable tickets. you can get one in the upper outfield, for the tiebreaker game, for $17. if they make it for the world series, that $17 ticket becomes a $135 ticket. top of the line ticket for the world series, would be $475. so depending upon which seats you're going for, they're not cheap, but some of them are a bit more affordable.
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i should also mention there will also be day of game seats available. you can pick those up at the stadium. they are also first come, first served, and they'll be very limited in quantity. if you aren't able to score tickets today, that's another possibility. you can turn up at the stadium day of game. i would suggest you come early if that's your strategy, but there will be more tickets made available at that point as well. 10:00 a.m. is when you can start snapping up the postseason tickets. reporting live from nats stadium, megan mcgrath, news 4. >> got to save more money. megan, thank you. 5:05. president obama heads to northern virginia today. he's holding a campaign event in woodbridge later today. thousands of people expected to fill pfizner stadium for that big rally at 12:45 this afternoon. the president was originally supposed to speak in manassas. his campaign announced the change on monday. while candidates continue campaigning hard in virginia, president obama is opening up a
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slight lead in three of the other states that could decide this election. he leads mitt romney by eight points in iowa. that's according to a "the wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll. the president leads by five points in wisconsin, ohio, and colorado. vice presidential nominee paul ryan will be in new orleans to speak to aarp members. the president will speak to the same group by satellite. mitt romney will raise money today in las vegas. he'll meet with donors before a public rally on the unlv campus. the republican candidate campaigned yesterday in florida. >> i can change washington. i will change washington. we'll get the job done from the inside. republicans and democrats will come together. he can't do it. his slogan was yes, we can. his slogan now is no, i can't. this is time for a new president. >> nevada could give romney a great back drop for touting his plan to boost the economy. it has the nation's highest unemployment rate at 12%. prince george's county
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police need your help in finding a suspect who brutally attacked an elderly man. that attacked happened saturday morning in the 3800 block of bladensburg road. the suspect robbed him and attacked him with a baseball bat. take a look at a sketch of this suspect. if you have any information, please contact prince george's county police. new this morning, angry protesters are hitting the streets of pakistan. this is video into our news room from islamabad. thousands are expected to protest the controversial anti-islam film. bigger crowds are expected because the country's government called a national holiday so protesters can demonstrate. it's also a day of prayer in the muslim world. similar protests are expected in afghanistan and libya as well. france has prepared for the protests shutting down 20 embassies and cultural centers around the world. this is in response to a french magazine publishing cartoons of the prophet muhammad. the magazine says this is simply
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an issue of free speech and is standing up to groups who threaten violence. french authorities denied two groups permits to protest. the united states is working to repair relations with muslims by airing a film that condemns the anti-islam film. it shows president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton criticizing the video. their words have subtitles in pakistan's native urdu language. the state department says buying air time in pakistan and other countries is normal. they added these spots are meant to help show people that american leaders oppose this film. 5:08 is your time. weeks, even months of waiting all come down to today. coming up, we'll check in with people waiting in line to be the first to get apple's new iphone.
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it's almost like the bear knows the camera is there. a florida homeowner put a motion activated camera with nice vision on his tree in a backyard. he said the purpose there was to watch wildlife. here you go, buddy. not disappointed this morning. the homeowner believes the bear was trying to get a bird feeder that he must have deliberately put in the tree to see if the bear would try to get to it.
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>> you know you're committed to wildlife when you're putting a motion detector with night lights. it is 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here to tell us about it. chuck? >> unfortunately, the poor guy's kids are afraid to go in the backyard because of the killer bear out there. none theless. nice looking day out there. temperatures 50s to 60s under a clear sky. going to be a beautiful day outside. plenty of sunshine. off to a delightfully cool start. mid-70s by noontime and reaching the low 80s for highs this afternoon. we will have more cloud cover sneaking in later on the second half of the day. no complaints weather-wise for today. if you're headed out to the playoff bound nationals today, first pitch at 7:05 for the milwaukee brewers. 75 at first pitch. high school football weather also looking good. check of your seven-day forecast on into the weekend. first 4 forecast with danella.
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we're going to start with a look at the rails. no delays on the metro, mark, or vre. looking good there. over to the roads, an accident to report. southbound 201 at route 50. crash there blocks your right exit ramp. let's head up to bw parkway as well as i-95 in maryland, clear between the baltimore beltway and the capitol beltway. i'll give you a live look if you're taking 95 at 216, nice and clear north and southbound. connecting to the beltway is not an issue. if you're traveling on the beltway in prince george's county, lanes are open. from i-95 to route 50, you're at 64 miles an hour. etty fast. that will take drivers right now about nine minutes. i'm back in ten. aaron and eun, back over to you. 5:13. 62 degrees. ahead on "news 4 today," how business with a nightclub got a former redskin arrested.
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8:00 a.m. that's when the iphone 5 comes out in the u.s. for those in australia, they have already gotten their hands on those hot new phones. this is video from outside a store in sydney. apple booked more than 2 million preorders of the phone, double the first day sales of the iphone 4s. that means iphone fans are camped out, waiting where they've been all night. news 4's tony tull is live outside the apple store in
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georgetown. are people sleeping in an alley? or is that on the street? either way, it's not a good idea. >> reporter: either way, it's not a good idea. people are sleeping in the alley. there's a little runoff. i draw the line there. if they can't get a spot on the sidewalk, i'm going to wait. about 70 people at the iphone store in georgetown. wraps around the building. it's always interesting to hear the first person's story. eric, you were the first person in line. what time did you get hear? >> 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. yesterday. >> is it going to be worth it? >> the experience will be worth it. i got a lot of homework done too. >> reporter: that's a good story. 2:00 p.m. yesterday. we're parking, setting up the live shot. i see this young lady walking down the street, and i'm going to feel bad for her. she's going to be down at the other end. i look up, and she's the fourth person in line. how did that happen? >> praise the lord, i walked up, and some gentleman got really tired and said, i'm going to go
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home. all right. how much are you selling your seat for? $20? i couldn't believe it. so i gave him cash, and here i am. >> so they're out here hustling spots to get in the apple store. that's a first for me. i've covered a lot of phone releases, and that's a first for me. the gentlemen who are in charge of hustling spots out here. take a look at the sign here. they're not shy about it. spots for sale. iphone 5. guys, give me your name. >> darren carpenter. >> and josh. >> reporter: what were you thinking to come out here and hustle spots? good move. >> it wasn't meant to sell spots, but it just happened that way. get the phone, sell the spot. >> reporter: are you going to business school after that? >> sure, we can sell everything. >> reporter: the young american dream. we're going to be here all morning long. be sure to check in with us. we're live at the downtown apple store. back over to you. >> innovators indeed. all right. a former redskin is behind bars
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this morning accused of running a nightclub illegally. stephen davis, who played from 1996 to 2002 was arrested in columbia, south carolina. he was running a nightclub even though its license had been revoked. and also cashing fraudulent checks. davis could face 30 days in prison and $200 in fines. singer fiona apple is also in trouble with the law. it was pulled over in texas by law enforcement officers. marijuana was found. apple was arrested after admitting the drugs were hers. the mother of a girl murdered in prince george's county is speaking out. a memorial was held for brittany mckinley, a 25-year-old mother, was shot sunday night. police say her boyfriend michael stewart was responsible. >> what could a girl do to you that's so bad you got to shoot
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her? >> brittany's mother says she's trying to stay strong for her daughter's young son. microsoft is working to fix a security problem that could expose personal computers to hackers. the company will release the patch for internet explorer today. a temporary patch will be available on the microsoft websi website. for a more permanent fix, microsoft users will have to update the computer. the gulf oil spill continues to haunt that region two years after the ecological disaster. scientists say nearly all of the tar balls that washed ashore in alabama since hurricane isaac last month are connected to the 2010 bp oil spill. researchers analyzed chemicals in those tar balls and found they came from the bp well. more alarming, they say the chemicals in the tar had barely broken down since 2012. they're working to remove all of the tar balls on the beaches. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones.
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meteorologist chuck bell is in storm center 4, looking at things outside. a beautiful day outside today. if you're thinking about sneaking down to the beach for one last hurrah of the summer season, not a bad beach weekend coming up. right now temperatures around town in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees. off to a beautiful start. clear sky overhead for now. here's storm 4 radar. no chance for rain today. that will not be the case tomorrow because tomorrow this little impulse up here across the upper midwest, that is diving in our direction. it's going to scoop up the warm and humid air out of the gulf states and push it here. as a result, we will be under the gun. a slight risk for strong to severe thunderstorms in the yellow shaded area tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. so sort of keep a weather eye to the sky. tomorrow mild to a little bit on the warm side. highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. just a few clouds coming in.
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great weather for high school football. kickoff temperature 75. end of game temperature 65. the all important seven day forecast 82 with the sunshine today. 86, a little touch of humidity tomorrow with the thunderstorm chances tomorrow afternoon. then noticeably cooler on into sunday, monday, and into next week as well. plenty of sunshine, but feeling oh, so autumnal. that's a check of the forecast. here's danella. still looking at the situation if you're traveling southbound on 201. right exit ramp 450 blocked right now due to the crash there. also checking on things at the dulles toll road, nice and clear. check travel speeds. westbound not seeing any issues for you. eastbound, you're at 61 miles per hour between hunter mill road and the beltway. that drive is going to take you six minutes. connecting to the beltway, no issues right now. inner loop and outer loop looks to be clear. from dulles toll road to the interchange, you're at 66 miles per hour. urging you to slow down. that's way too fast.
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so far that drive is taking you about 13 minutes. i'm back in ten with another look at your traffic. aaron and eun, back over to you. it appears americans are fed up with the gridlock between the morning and evening rush hour. the number of workers driving alone has dropped. it appears people are choosing public transportation instead. the number of people riding buses, trains, or other mass transit has risen from 2005 to 2011 in more than a third of major cities. there's also an uptick in the number of people car pooling to work. if you work in tysons corner, local leaders are giving you a crash course in what the new beltway silver lanes and the beltway sill veer line will mean for your commute. they have get tysons moving. the 495 express lanes are scheduled to open later this year. the first phase of metro's silver line set to open next year. keep tysons moving will begin at 7:30 this morning and run until
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10:00 at the capital one headquarters. 5:24. you can expect fewer delays on metro this weekend with track work on just two lines. on the red line, buses will replace trains between grosvenor and friendship heights, and the bethesda and medical center stations will be closed. single tracking on the orange line between east falls church and ballston and between stadium armory and cheverly. work should be done by monday morning. nuclear plant workers in pennsylvania say there's no cause for concern after a shutdown at three mile island. the nuclear plant was running at full capacity when a mechanism triggered an automatic shutdown. that was about 2:00 or so yesterday afternoon. officials say the plant did release some radiation, but it was such a small amount that it wasn't even measurable. the plant was never evacuated. new funding in virginia will help preserve thousands of acres of civil war battlefields for years to come. $2.6 million in grant money will protect nearly 3,000 acres in
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battlefields in chancellorville and manassas. the money comes from the state's civil war historic site fund that was established in 2010. our time right now is just about 5:26. coming up, your weather and traffic together on the ones. plus the new attention to standardized testing in virginia.
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president obama will hold a campaign event at phizner stadium in cambridge. several demonstrations planned today in the mideast. nationals postseason games are about to go on sale after the team clinched a spot in the playoffs last night. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. first, good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" on this friday, september 21st. we're taking a live look outside. 61 gorgeous degrees. such gorgeous weather in the nation's cal tachl way at that kick off the fall. >> i agree. fall starts tomorrow.
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meteorological fall started september 1st. astronomical fall starts tomorrow, when the sun goes below the equator. did i gasp a little? beautiful day outside today. going to be warm again. be ready for it. short sleeve weather for sure. temperatures in the mid-50s to around 60 degrees. put a little sunshine in the mix, and things will warm up quickly. hometown forecast in warrenton, virginia, 60 degrees by 9:00 a.m. a couple of clouds around. 79 degrees at lunch time with full sunshine. kids coming home from school at 3:00 this afternoon. temperature back down to 80, back down into the low 70s just in time for friday night lights. here's your hour by hour forecast for everybody else. highs today upper 70s to around 80 degrees. no complaints from me. only real complaint, we will be watching out for a chance of showers and thunderstorms on saturday afternoon and saturday evening. we'll talk more about that with the four day in just a couple of minutes.
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first 4 traffic with miss danella. >> thanks, chuck. still keeping an eye on the crash if you're traveling southbound at 201 trying to get onto 50. that right exit ramp still blocked by the accident there. other roads look good if you're traveling in the district, checking things out. here's a live look as you make your way past new york avenue and florida avenue. again, no accidents i'm getting reports of in the district. let's head over to 29. here's a live look at 29 at fairland. here you go traveling southbound as well as northbound, no issues to report from cheney all the way to the beltway. no delays on the metro, marc, or vre. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. president obama will be campaigning in our area. he'll speak to supporters at the potomac stadium in virginia. >> reporter: hi, aaron. today it's all about key states
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and key messages. virginia, of course, one of those all important battle grounds. so is florida. and really in florida, there are two messages that will be heard above any other. one of them is immigration reform. speaking to the latinos there. and also medicare. today both president obama and paul ryan, the gop running mate, will be addressing the national aarp convention. you can expect to hear medicare brought up just a few times. each campaign accusing the other of putting that entitlement program in danger. this is something that both campaigns have been doing and will be doing, but this is against a very specific back drop here. the romney campaign has fallen on hard times in the past couple of weeks. coming out of the convention, romney has been unable to hit his stride. the latest abc news/wall street journal/marist poll shows how much. in a couple of key battleground
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states, colorado and wisconsin, romney down by five points. wisconsin, paul ryan's home state. they had hoped to keep that state in play and still are. iowa, though, eight points down. right now romney is trying to find his message and hit his stride, again, with only 46 days remaining in this election. aaron? >> brian mooar live for us on capitol hill. thank you, brian. today the house ethics committee will investigate house violations by a well respected congress woman. maxine waters is under investigation. she's accused of trying to steer federal bailout money to a bank where her husband is a shareholder. waters says she was trying to help banks owned by minorities, and it's only a coincidence her husband is an investor in those banks. the controversy over video secret lly recorded at romney fund-raisers is playing a key role in the u.s. senate race in virginia. tim kaine and george allen discussed the recordings during
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their first debate, which you saw live here on nbc 4. in one of those videos, romney said 47% of americans will vote for the president because they're dependent on government and don't pay federal taxes. >> would you disagree with governor romney on this point? >> i have my own point of view, and my point of view is the people of america still believe in the american dream. >> i would be open to a proposal that would have a minimum tax or a deferred one. i do insist that many of the 47% that governor romney was going after pay a higher percentage of their income in action at thats than he does. >> the candidates will square off in two more debates in election day. if you missed yesterday's debate, you can see it again this sunday at noon right here on nbc 4. >> more than 33,000 u.s. troops are now home after being part of the surge in afghanistan. u.s. officials say the troops are out of the war zone almost two years after president obama ordered them in to fight the escalating taliban violence.
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68,000 american troops are still stationed in afghanistan. they will remain in the war zone until 2014 when the rest of the troops will withdraw from the country. just two years after serious blunders, a new report is praising the management at arlington national cemetery. the report by the pentagon's inspector general says the cemetery has been transformed into a premiere institution. he says progress has been made in identifying and verifying names of the more than 400,000 buried there, and it praised the use of geo spatial technology to track cemetery locations. the centers for math testing in virginia could get a lot more difficult. the state is considering raising the minimum pass rate for math exams over the next six years. it is an attempt to narrow achievement gaps among all students. that means regardless of race, disability, or any other factor, all students will have to meet a 73% passing rate by the 2017/2018 school year. the board of education will vote
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on the new standards next month. this weekend some movers and shakers across the country will get together and try to find some solutions to the problems with america's education system. this is part of the third annual education nation summit hosted by nbc news. leaders in education, business, and philanthropy will work to change the education for american students. the summit will take place at new york city's public library. >> it's good for a news division to stand for something, and we think that education is a broad subject matter that doesn't get nearly enough attention by the traditional news media. >> president obama and republican nominee mitt romney will also take part in education nation. to learn more about how you can help students, you can head to educationnation.com. if you go to facebook, you can follow them to a lot of great articles they can do throughout the year. they'll be hosting a student town hall for this year's summit and talking to kids about what
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they find important, education. 5:36 now. 61 degrees. coming up, the product walmart says you will no longer be able to buy at its stores.
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an unlikely pair and even unlikelier scenarios is one of the most watched scenes on the web. it starts out with a dire situation. look at the pig go. you see the baby goat struggling in deep water at the petting zoo. all of a sudden out of nowhere, this cute little piggy comes out. look at him go. the little ears are shaking. >> okay, george. calm down. stop struggling. i got you. >> swims right up to the goat. appears to help it to shallow water. oh, my goodness. the two jump off running. some people suggesting it was staged. >> that was very charlotte's web-esque. >> i love that pig. >> terrific pig. >> oh, my goodness, i love that pig. okay. >> that's good video. that's great stuff. let's take a look at our forecast, if you're looking for things to love. chuck bell is in storm center 4. this weekend, chuck, we're going to like things for the most
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part, right? >> i think you'll like it. the best part is it's the weekend. that's always a step in the right direction. most of the outside suburbs are in the 50s this morning, a little milder in town thanks to the urban heat island. 60 at national airport. 61 courtesy of the warm bay water temperatures in annapolis. 50 in frederick, maryland. 54 gaithersburg and germantown. 52 in leesburg this morning. hour by hour on through the rest of the day, temperatures staying in the chilly 50s for most through the 7:00 a.m. hour. jumping to mid and upper 70s. by noontime, bright and sunny. today's high up by 82 degrees. a few extra clouds coming in later on this evening. nothing to really worry about. high school football, no complaints. baseball weather for the nats and brewers, also no complaints. there's the look on down through the weekend, 82 with the sunshine today. 86 on your saturday. it's going to be warm, a little bit humid. that will lead to a chance for stronger thunderstorms on your saturday afternoon and saturday evening, but your sunday is
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looking great. breezy and noticeably cooler. sunday's high only 71 degrees. a little something for everybody. going to feel like summer and autumn comes right back in. first 4 traffic time. let's go back over to danella sealock. >> i have good news. the accident at southbound 250 is clear. traffic lanes are open. checking things out on 395, we'll fly over it together. things look good from the beltway northbound at 62 miles per hour. still at posted speeds as you make your way towards the 14th street bridge. we'll take a live look at the bridge right now. not seeing any incidents or issues as you make your way into the city. nice and clear. your travel speed, 60 miles per hour. just 12 minutes from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. it's friday. i'm back in ten minutes. aaron and eun, back over to you. it is now 5:42. coming up, the confrontation with a reporter that led to an investigation against a metro bus driver.
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an arizona prison is on lockdown after an inmate involved 200 inmates. it started between a black and hispanic inmate. a virginia man is happy to be home after being cleared from a crime he did not commit. 22-year-old malaga con at tte returned to his family after a year in jail. lawyers from the innocence project proved his alibi and that prosecutors withheld information about the incident. conte says he's not sad about spending that time in prison. he's just glad to be home. >> i've always kept my head up. this is meant to happen for me. i accepted it. i took it. and i'm moving forward past that. i'm ready for the next chapter of my life.
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and i'm going to make it a good one. >> the overturned decision came just in time for conte, who is a legal immigrant from sierra leone. he was just days away from being deported. conte says he hopes to continue his education and begin his college career. a new twist at the deadly break-in of a d.c. home. it turns out the victim was implicated in the murder of a popular school principal two years ago. police say joel johnson was shot and killed in an attempted robbery in southeast washington tuesday night. they say he was one of the intruders. news 4 also confirmed that johnson was one of four people charged in the murder of principal brian betts. betts was killed in his silver spring home in 2010. johnson received a reduced sentence after he cooperated with police. one of the actresses in the controversial islam film says she'll continue to pressure youtube to take the video down. a judge denied cindy lee garcia's request to remove the
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film clip. she said the director tricked her about the movie and that he never said it was about muslims. a metro bus driver is on suspension after a confrontation with a reporter. >> why are you taking your name tag off? is you're not going to let me off your bus? and your name is what? >> call me miss metro. >> miss metro? >> yes. >> i look forward to it. >> thank you. >> that video was shot by wtop reporter mark seagraves. he said he was trying to parallel park on ohio avenue when a metro bus driver pulled up behind him honking her horn and making lewd gestures. seagraves went to the next stop and confronted the driver with the iphone rolling. metro says there's no excuse for the driver's behavior. today ministers meeting in d.c. to show their support for
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gay marriage. the ministers will hold a news conference at the national press club. reverend al sharpton will be there. not all clergy are opposed to marriage equality, and they plan to highlight the part of the measure that allows churches and pastors to choose whether to marry a gay couple. voters will have the final say on same-sex marriage in november. and three area county executives are doubling down on the other issue of maryland's ballot. isaiah leggett of montgomery county and ken ullman of howard county gathered to show their support for question 7. they say table games and a casino at national harbor would add thousands of jobs and $200 million for education and those who oppose it aren't concerned about maryland residents. >> make no mistake, this is about maryland versus west virginia. >> frankly, i didn't like the fact that an out of state interest is putting $5.5 million into a campaign to tell marylanders how they should
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vote. >> that out of state interest is penn national, which owns rosecroft race way as well as hollywood casino in virginia. the promises of new jobs and education funding are, quote, blatantly misleading. the dark side of gambling addiction is also being addressed by maryland. the university of maryland school of medicine says it has received a $5 million grapt f m grant from the state to create a gambling problem awareness center. the center plans to hold conferences and webinars to create a statewide network of people who can help addicted gamblers. brooklyn will once again be home to a professional sports team. the brooklyn nets will open their arena to the public. when nets co-owner and native brooklynite jay-z will perform a concert in the brand new stadium. the nets moved from new jersey in the off-season.
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it will be the first pro sports team in brooklyn since the dodgers left in 1957. >> that will be interesting too. it's in downtown brooklyn. i've driven by there. the infrastructure isn't up to par for a huge arena where you expect a ton of people to show up. but it's great for brooklyn to have it there. >> indeed. >> we'll see. my family lives there. that's why you know. there you have it, randomly. >> you've got your natitude, playoff bound. >> we're ready. >> you don't look like you're ready. >> what do you have for ne? >> i was busy printing these out while you were sleeping. check these out. a lit hat. aaron, a shirt for you. these are the real deal. officially licensed no less. if i peel the sticker off, it would be nice. the sticker was there. outside we go. beautiful day. playoff bound for the washington nationals. who knew? beautiful day outside today. clear skies. just a few fair weather clouds out there actually right now. temperature has eased back to 60 degrees down at national airport.
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not much of a breeze to worry about just yet. winds will come back around to the south later on this afternoon. mostly that five to ten-mile-per-hour range, not quite as breezy. prince william county to fredericksburg and stafford, temperatures in the 50s in your backyards this morning. no rain to worry about on the radar. no chance of getting rained on today unless you leave the area, of course. going up to new york and new england, some sprinkles there. our next chance for rain is starting to get its act together across parts of the upper midwest. that's the upper level support is. there's also showers and storms across parts of new jersey this morning. that area of storminess is coming our way tomorrow. as a result, a very strong cold front is going to be warm and humid tomorrow ahead of the front. as a result, there will be a slight risk for strong to severe thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. keep that in mind as you plan out your weekend. not much to worry about for the short term, though.
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high pressure is in charge of our weather today. no complaints with the way your friday is looking. as far as the timing goes on this chance for thunderstorms tomorrow, anywhere between 3:00, 4:00 in the afternoon, on into the 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 time frame tomorrow evening is the most likely chance for showers and storms. and cool weather builds back in for early next week. today sunny and gorgeous. today's high up near 82. for this evening, temperatures 70 degrees at sunset. there's the all important seven-day forecast. 82 today. feeling like summer and 86 tomorrow with the storm chances around. back to autumn weather for sunday, monday, and tuesday. that's a check on the weather. check of the roads with danella. chuck, right now i'm tracking breaking news on the road. if you're traveling in maryland on three all of your southbound lanes are blocked at 450 right now due to a crash there. work your way around your alternate road right now. it's going to be to take southbound 3, get off on davidsonville road, and if you
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want, you can connect to 50 and go 50 east or west in that area. again, southbound lanes of 3 blocked at 450. let's head over to eastbound 66 at fairfax county parkway. seeing some volume as you make your way eastbound. so far, still good. 57 miles per hour to get to the beltway. that drive takes 11 minutes. i'm back in ten. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. walmart will stop selling the kindle tablet and e-readers. both are made by amazon. target announced similar moves back in may. walmart says there's little profit because of the price of the kindle and e-reader. amazon makes more money on the content purchased. walmart says it will continue to sell other tablets, including apple's ipad, barnes and noble's nook, and devices from samsung. you know sometimes you just want to shut someone up. now there's an invention just for you. it's called the speech jammer. researchers in japan came up with the device to repeat someone's own voice at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds.
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it's apparently very annoying to someone who's talking. impressed? you're not alone. the speech jammer won the ig nobel, which is the prize given out every year for a crazy scientific achievement. i know a few people who might look into something. i think i have a few ideas. >> 5:55 is our time now. one key factor in the housing market just reached an all time low. cnbc's shartia brantley with the headlines. mortgage rates are on the decline again. they dropped in the past week after the federal reserve announced plans to start buying $40 billion of mortgage securities every month indefinitely to help boost the economy. the average rate on a 30-year fixed loan is at 3.49%, matching its all time low. and honda is on the move. the japanese auto maker plans to double its global sales to 6 million vehicles within the next five years.
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honda continues to rebound from the parts shortages caused by last year's earthquake and tsunami. honda does plan to roll out vehicles in the u.s. it does include a hybrid for next year and a fuel cell vehicle by 2014. it is now 5:56. today the space shuttle "endeavour" will finally arrive in los angeles. the shuttle will take off this morning from edwards air force base in california. "endeavour" is strapped to a boeing 747. it began its cross country trip on wednesday when it took off from the wendy space center in florida.reat photo-ops from millions of people from louisiana to mexico. it flew over tucson, arizona, yesterday where former congress woman gabrielle giffords and husband, astronaut mark kelly, watched in awe. >> it was emotional. i flew "endeavour" on my last flight, and she was still in the hospital when we launched, and when we landed, she was recovering from her last surgery, which was to replace the piece of skull that was removed the day she was shot.
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>> "endeavour" will eventually go on display to the public at the california science museum. the news continues to be good coming out of the national zoo. the new baby panda appears to be doing very well. there is video of its mom ma grooming the squealing cubs. panda keepers -- i guess that's the ones who take care of the panda. they like to hear the squealing noises because it lets them know the panda is healthy. the first exam will be in about a month, and we'll have to wait four or five months to see the new panda up close. >> glad he or she is doing well. coming up next, the anti-obama protest in virginia that many say crosses the line.
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